Article 16 Constitution of India

Article 16 in The Indian Constitution

Equality of opportunity in matters of public employment
(1) There shall be equality of opportunity for all citizens in matters relating to employment or appointment to any office under the State
(2) No citizen shall, on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, descent, place of birth, residence or any of them, be ineligible for, or discriminated against in respect or, any employment or office under the State
(3) Nothing in this article shall prevent Parliament from making any law prescribing, in regard to a class or classes of employment or appointment to an office under the Government of, or any local or other authority within, a State or Union territory, any requirement as to residence within that State or Union territory prior to such employment or appointment
(4) Nothing in this article shall prevent the State from making any provision for the reservation of appointments or posts in favor of any backward class of citizens which, in the opinion of the State, is not adequately represented in the services under the State
(5) Nothing in this article shall affect the operation of any law which provides that the incumbent of an office in connection with the affairs of any religious or denominational institution or any member of the governing body thereof shall be a person professing a particular religion or belonging to a particular denomination

India's Important Case Laws and Landmark Judgments on Constitution of India i.e. Article 16 of Indian Constitution:
State Of Kerala & Anr vs N. M. Thomas & Ors on 19 September, 1975 - Supreme Court of India
Indra Sawhney Etc. Etc vs Union Of India And Others, Etc. on 16 November, 1992 - Supreme Court of India
M. Nagaraj & Others vs Union Of India & Others on 19 October, 2006 - Supreme Court of India
M.Nagaraj & Others vs Union Of India & Others on 19 October, 2006 - Supreme Court of India
Gazula Dasaratha Rama Rao vs The State Of Andhra Pradesh & on 6 December, 1960 - Supreme Court of India
Ashoka Kumar Thakur vs Union Of India & Ors on 10 April, 2008 - Supreme Court of India
K.C. Vasanth Kumar & Another vs State Of Karnataka on 8 May, 1985 - Supreme Court of India
Ajit Singh And Ors vs State Of Punjab And Ors on 16 September, 1999 - Supreme Court of India
U.P.Power Corp.Ltd vs Rajesh Kumar & Ors on 27 April, 2012 - Supreme Court of India
Ajit Singh And Ors vs The State Of Punjab And Ors on 16 September, 1999 - Supreme Court of India

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